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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Sad News

Just heard the sad news that all the 29 Miners in New Zealand are now believed to be dead, after a second explosion in the mine.  There is now little hope that anyone could have survived the second explosion, and our thoughts and prayers must now be with the families and friends of these poor men.  We had the miracle in Chile when all the miners were rescued alive, but a totally different result this time round.

Let us give thanks that our own families are safe and sound.

11 comments:

Belle said...

I am so sorry to hear this. I will pray for their families.

Jumble Mash said...

Man, I'm really sorry to hear that. Their families will be in my thoughts.

Bouncin' Barb said...

Hearing about it is sad enough but seeing their pictures makes it even more real and tragic. What a shame.

LindyLouMac said...

My thoughts are with their families, we heard a couple of them were British, is this true?

Thisisme said...

Yes, LindyLou,two of them were British. Will know more when I've watched the BBC news this evening.

Olive Cooper said...

Terrible news. I will pray for their families.

Becky said...

I just heard this today, as well. So sad. There seems to be so many mine incidents happening lately and it sure seems like more needs to be done to insure the lives of those brave men & women who risk thier lives doing this type of work. ~ I pray that thier families feel the peace that only comes from God above.

Odie Langley said...

Yes, seeing their pictures makes it even more dreadful to think about.

becca said...

so sad :(

ANichols.Too said...

I'm so glad you--or anyone--took teh time out to note that and think of their families and post the pictures to make them more "human" than a mere headline of "29 dead" could. It's so sad--not only with the holidays, but precisely because those families had to be thinking of the miracle in Chile and holding onto that hope from that incident....

Gawgus things... said...

So many lives devastated by this.. Awful :(